With little notice and no public input, the City of Miami Commission has labeled six city parks contaminated with toxic soil as so-called "Brownfield sites" -- a designation under Florida law that can limit the rights of abutting property owners to challenge clean-up plans and can prevent them from ... More >>
The Ultra ban has failed. After delaying the issue at its April 10 meeting, the Miami City Commission finally discussed, considered, and voted on the future of the EDM fest. The result was 4-1 in favor of Ultra returning to Miami and Bayfront Park for 2015. See also: In Defense of Ultra Music Fes ... More >>
Ultra is safe ... For now. During yesterday's Miami City Commission meeting, Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff backed off on their most recent blitz to ban the EDM Festival from Miami. At about 12:45 p.m., the mayor and commissioner announced a surprise withdrawal of their resolu ... More >>
What happened with the Ultra ban? Well, we won't find out for another two weeks, because the Miami City Commission has just delayed the issue till its next meeting on April 24. Originally scheduled to be discussed, considered, and voted upon today, the resolution was withdrawn by both sponsors, Ma ... More >>
Where's Molly? Wrong question, party people. It's a ridiculous myth that any drug purchased on the street advertised as "real molly" is ecstasy in its purest form. That tab's more likely to be some mystery pill that could kill you. So follow the advice of Miami's TestSure and try asking: What's ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival has issued a "call to action." Responding to Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff's proposed ban, the EDM fest has launched a petition to "Keep UMF in Miami." "In order to stay at Bayfront Park," Ultra writes, "we need your support now." And at the time of this ... More >>
An agreement reached Wednesday takes some rights away from Miami's homeless population and sets a two-year moratorium during which the city won't be able to modify a landmark 1998 federal consent decree, attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced late Thursday. Sex offenders ... More >>
After over 20 years of sitting in disrepair, the Miami Marine Stadium is now closer than ever to returning to its former glory after the City of Miami Commission voted yesterday to give control of the stadium's renovation to a non-profit group. Now they just need $20 million.
Police routinely use Tasers as a (usually) non-lethal alternative to guns, but they can occasionally lead to potential lethal problems like heart attacks and cardiac arrest. People with pre-existing health problems may be more at risk. Well, sitting before the City of Miami Commission today, Miami ... More >>
Marc Sarnoff still hasn't returned repeated calls to Crossfade about his anti-Ultra Music Festival stance. But considering Tommie Sunshine's push to get EDM fans to call and email him, we're pretty sure he's been busy the last for the last few 24 hours. However, we do finally have a response for U ... More >>
While the rest of the nation is celebrating just being able to leave the house without mittens and and a scarf on, it will be just another warm, sunny weekend for us here in South Florida. So why not grill a fabulous selection of barbecued meats while taking in a wondrous view? No we don't mean by p ... More >>
If ex-police chief Miguel Exposito didn't look all that torn up on Monday when the Miami City Commission sacked him, there's a good reason: Not only can he ignore all of Mayor Tomás Regalado's nonsense from now on, but also he's walking away with some serious money.Exposito will leave the city w ... More >>
Xavier SuarezMiami-Dade politics is a complicated beast, and the recall of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has set off a lot of dominoes. Commissioner Carlos Gimenez's decision to resign from his county commission seat to run for mayor means it's now up for grabs. And guess who's running? Former ... More >>
Willa Mae Reed cries when she remembers the last time she saw her grandson, Tarnorris Tyrell Gaye. "He said he was getting a haircut, and he kissed me goodbye," Reed tells Riptide. "I still got a lot of questions about what happened next."Gaye was shot and killed by Miami police in December -- on ... More >>
Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustra ... More >>
Marc Sarnoff, the Miami Heat's handy rubber-stamper.Last week, the Miami City Commission voted unanimously to expand a controversial "no-panhandling zone" surrounding the American Airlines Arena and the Adrienne Arsht Center. "This isn't a homeless issue," Commissioner Marc Sarnoff told Rip ... More >>
photo by Tim Elfrink This cop wants you to know his biblical thoughts on Tomas Regalado.They packed City Hall by the dozens this afternoon -- the firefighters in bright yellow, the police in dark blue, the general service workers in civvies. They beat the floor, pounded the windows and wh ... More >>
via CBS4In today's news roundup: A dead body is found in a truck, a teacher drives while under the influence of booze and Xanax, and those huge LCD billboards in downtown Miami have a long way to go before they're erected.
Not smiling this time: Commissioner Marc Sarnoff called for recess after a brawl in City HallA brawl between a CBS4 cameraman and police officers broke out today during a Miami City Commission meeting. Sources at the scene say that the cameraman -- a large man in a red shirt -- was hauled away in ... More >>
via Miami City SquareAfter two hours of discussion, the Miami City Commission this afternoon voted 4-1 to grant final approval for two skyscraper-tall digital billboards to be built atop a new parking garage next to the Arsht Center. Only Frank Carollo voted against the plan after express ... More >>
via Made Underground's FlickrToday, the City of Miami Commission took a tiny little step in the right direction towards equality by unanimously passing a Domestic Partnership Ordinance, 5-0. The new policy will only effect City employees by extending health care benefits to their same-sex ... More >>
Local This is the saddest thing ever: An English teacher saved up for her dream vacation in Miami Beach and then died of meningitis. [ThisIs] The Miami City Commission will not let the Marlins ballpark borrow $9 million from the general fund to build a parking garage. This is because the ... More >>
This past week, The Miami Herald blasted a comforting message: The state’s proposed gay marriage ban isn’t doing so hot. Polls show Amendment 2 is lacking up to 19 percent of the voter support it needs to pass in Florida. On top of that, Mayor Manny Diaz, the Miami City Commission, and the Browa ... More >>
Move over Fillmore Miami Beach, Bayfront Park Amphitheater is about to get in on some of the Live Nation action. Whether you love or abhor it, Live Nation, one of the nation's leading concert promotion companies is set to take over the operation of Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Downtown Miami. Acco ... More >>
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Sidewalk bicycle ban
Purloined pigeons and a rooster identity crisis
City of Miami Protest Ordinance
Have Miami city commissioners lost their (illegal) marbles?
If this catfight over a dog park gets any more beastly, it could claw apart city government
He's Miami's premier citizen advocate. He attends scads of boring meetings so you don't have to. He's on a mission. And he's going broke in the process.
When an influential developer wants to cram a size-10 project on a size-4 parcel of waterfront land, who can he turn to for help? The ever-accommodating Miami City Commission, of course.
Nat Wilcox on bad behavior; and growing radio verde?
What is Miami's greatest natural resource? Corruption, of course! So let's get out there and sell it!
Sly Stallone is just a family man who wants some peace and quiet, and he intends to get it
And auto repair, and the occasional nephew. . . An edifying look at Miami City Commission candidates' financial statements
Sylvester Stallone delivers a $50k soliloquy to the Miami City Commission but doesn't leave the chambers empty-handed
This time next year an RV campground will occupy Virginia Key. Say sayonara to one of the city's last patches of green.
Just keep them out of Coconut Grove
And the winner by a landslide is...
Miami's northeast side is in trouble, and city housing boss Herbert Bailey has eagerly pitched in to help. Personally. On his own time. With his own money. An investigation is underway.